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Vice President Kamala Harris to Headline CityLab Summit on March 1

February 25, 2021

CityLab, the leading global summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute, announced Vice President Kamala Harris as keynote speaker for this year’s event, taking place virtually March 1-3. Vice President Harris joins a lineup of mayors, local leaders, and world-renowned experts exploring the most urgent issues faced by cities around the world and sharing innovative and scalable solutions to move communities forward. This year’s summit, which will be emceed by political analyst and NY1 anchor Errol Louis, returns with a series of critical conversations about how cities have been transformed by the global pandemic and calls for social justice, and the most promising trends and new solutions to emerge during the past year.

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Environment

U.S. Non-Federal Climate Leaders Launch America is All In to Support Cutting Emissions in Half or More by 2030 and Put the Nation on Track to Net Zero by 2050

February 19, 2021

To mark the United States’ return to the Paris Agreement, thousands of non-federal climate leaders launched America is All In, a coalition to drive a society-wide mobilization for bold climate ambition to uphold the country’s commitment to domestic and international climate action. Already the most expansive coalition of U.S. leaders ever assembled in support of climate action, America Is All In is led by Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, and CommonSpirit Health CEO Lloyd H. Dean.

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Government Innovation

CityLab Global Cities Summit Unveils Speaker Lineup for March 1-3, 2021

February 18, 2021

CityLab, the leading global summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute, announced its initial roster of speakers for this year’s event, taking place virtually March 1-3. CityLab is dedicated to exploring the most urgent issues faced by cities around the world and bringing together mayors, local leaders, and world-renowned experts to share innovative and scalable solutions to move communities forward. This year’s summit returns with a series of critical conversations about how cities have been transformed by the global pandemic and calls for social justice, and the most promising trends and new solutions to emerge during the past year.

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Environment

United Nations Secretary-General Appoints Michael R. Bloomberg as Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions

February 5, 2021

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions. The COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, also named Mr. Bloomberg the first Global Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns.

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Public Health

Michael R. Bloomberg and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus call for global focus on noncommunicable diseases to save lives from COVID-19

February 3, 2021

Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th mayor of New York City, joined Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, in calling for urgent action to tackle noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases, which account for over 74% of deaths globally and worsen outcomes of patients with COVID-19.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute Announce CityLab Global Cities Summit to be Held Virtually March 1-3, 2021

February 2, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute announced that CityLab 2021 will be held virtually March 1-3. CityLab is the leading global summit dedicated to exploring the most urgent issues faced by cities around the world and bringing together mayors, local leaders, and world-renowned experts to share innovative and scalable solutions to move communities forward. This year’s summit returns with a series of urgent conversations about how cities have been transformed by the global pandemic and calls for social justice, and the most promising trends and new solutions to emerge during the past year.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Launch of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

January 11, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the launch of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, an innovation competition that will identify and accelerate the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition will select 50 finalists that represent the world’s leading urban innovations to emerge from the pandemic. Fifteen grand prize winners will receive $1 million each and robust multi-year support to implement and spread their breakthrough ideas.

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Environment

New network of sensors to tackle toxic air pollution across London

December 14, 2020

Hospitals, schools and businesses across London will be able monitor levels of air pollution in their local area, as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launches a new network of sensors at key locations as part of his Breathe London air quality monitoring project.

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Public Health

Bloomberg American Health Summit Tackles Pressing Public Health Challenges Facing Country Amidst Preparation for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

December 9, 2020

As the public awaits distribution of much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccines amid a record-breaking surge of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, more than 30 of the nation’s leaders and innovators in infectious disease, public health, government, and nonprofit advocacy gathered for the virtual Bloomberg American Health Summit to share their perspectives on what it will take for the United States to fully recover from the pandemic and build a healthier future.

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COVID-19 ResponseGovernment Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce New Partnership to Help Mayors Prepare for the Largest Vaccine Roll-Out in American History

December 9, 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced a new partnership to support mayors across the country as they take on the immense challenge of increasing understanding of and access to the COVID-19 vaccines for their residents. The latest offering from the Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID-19 Local Response Initiative was announced at the third annual Bloomberg American Health Summit and is a part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ nearly yearlong effort to support local officials in their efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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